5-9-19 Thursday

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As mentioned yesterday, the kittens are now TWELVE WEEKS OLD. Here they are on the day they were born and at 4, 8, and 12 weeks.






So grown up!

At the milk bar, 4 days old.

And 12 weeks old! (Yes, they still nurse, but for very short periods of time.)

Family portrait.

I weighed the kittens yesterday – you can see the weight chart at the bottom of their page – and the combined weight of the kittens is now 17 1/2 pounds. That’s more than double Caroline’s weight, and a few pounds more than Charles weighs!


Laura patiently waits her turn while Willie lolls about in the basket.

Same basket with a lot more cat in it.

Albert and his Pa.

Almanzo and his Pa.

Laura and her Pa.


Jake’s keeping an eye on the catnip.

Eventually – hopefully – that whole small garden bed will be filled with catnip. Last summer I took some cuttings from the potted catnip we brought with us from Crooked Acres and planted it alongside some catnip plants I’d bought at Lowe’s. Only the catnip rooted from the Crooked Acres plant survived the winter. I don’t remember where that catnip came from, but it’s apparently a hearty strain!


2018: Torvill flopped down while Oksana gave the tissue paper a taste.
2017: “Lady, tell the floofy pillow to stop moving around. It’s annoying.”
2016: Ken’s huge back feet just crack me UP.
2015: Have you ever seen a lazier pile of monkeys?
2014: “You gonna lay down and read so I can bite your book, lady?”
2013: Aslan’s eating style is what I call “crumb catching” – long after everyone else is done eating, he’s still there licking up what’s left.
2012: The Downfall of Senator Stanley J. Boogerton
2011: The little hussy.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: She kicked Sugarbutt’s butt but good.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



5-9-19 Thursday — 7 Comments

  1. Aw, Charles is such a good Pa! Look at him with his Half Pints…

    Although they are all just so cute and cuddly, I’ve got to say – 4-week old Half Pints are just delicious.

  2. Question: Have you noticed that one kitten over the others is closer to Pa and/or Ma, or are they equally as affectionate towards them? Now that you have the actual Pa cohabitating, I’m curious.